Fife Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity)
Sands is an organisation which can offer you support when your baby dies during pregnancy or after birth.
The death of a baby is a devastating experience. The effects of grief can be overwhelming and parents, their families and friends can be left feeling dazed, disorientated, isolated and exhausted.
It can be hard to take in information, to make decisions or to imagine how you are going to cope. At Sands there are people who understand what it's like because many of us have been through this experience ourselves, and we are here to help, offer support and provide information when you need it.
You may not want anything from us right away. We are here to help whenever you feel you need it. That may be now or in a few weeks months or even years.
Latest News (from our blog)
Posted on - 08.16.18
The next monthly support meeting will take place on Monday 27th August at our office premises at Flexspace, John Smith Business Park, 1 Begg Road, Kirkcaldy from 7.30-9.00pm.
Befrienders will be available for individual chats from 7pm. Please come along if you need any help, support or just a chat.
Posted on - 02.05.18
Our Next Pregnancy Support group is currently being reviewed. (more…)
Posted on - 12.01.17
Posted on - 10.24.17
This month I have managed to find some spare time (I’m not sure where from) to write a little blog to let you know what the committee have been up to. You may think that we aren’t doing very much, as it has been fairly quiet, however we have been very busy. The biggest thing that we have to report, is that after many years and much collaboration with the hospital, Fife now has a Bereavement Midwife in post. This is a 12 month post, part funded by the hospital, part funded by Fife Sands. We are all really excited to welcome Mairi Markey to the post, and after meeting with her last night, can see that she is completely dedicated to the role and in trying to improve things for bereaved parents and their families in Fife. There will be more information released about this later in the year.
We are also working very hard to organise the annual Christmas service which is to be held on the afternoon of Sunday 10th December at St Brycedale Church, Kirkcaldy. This is a family service and all are welcome to attend and take part in the memorial for their baby(ies).
Committee members will also be attending the AGM for Sands UK in Birmingham next month and hope to build on relationships with other groups and share best practices and new practices being suggested by National.
Along with the general running of the Support meetings, we are continuing to attend various local groups to give talks on the charity and the work that we are doing to help support families at the darkest time.
If you would be interested in becoming involved with the committee, then please email me (email@example.com) and I can arrange for you to attend part or all of a future meeting. Without our volunteers we cannot progress in the group. Thanks for reading and I hope that I can provide another update on out position in a few months.
Melanie Malcolm (Chairperson, Fife Sands)
Posted on - 10.24.17
The next monthly support meeting will take place on Monday 30th October at our office premises (more…)
Posted on - 04.24.17
Tuesday 18th April 2017 saw the AGM for Fife Sands taking place at Louie Browns, Dalgety Bay. The event was well attended (more…)
Posted on - 11.04.16
We now have a new contact email address for the group. If you need to get in touch with us, please use the following:
Posted on - 06.30.16
Fife Sands Committee are aware of the distress that many of our members are feeling following the publication of the National Cremation Investigation Report. (more…)
Posted on - 04.22.16
Following the AGM that took place on 14th April 2016, the following people were elected into office bearer posts (more…)
Posted on - 07.23.15
Fife Sands have received a donation in the name of Ruby Mahey. Thank you very much for your support.